Let me begin this review by saying there is nothing worse than trying to get food off a hot baking sheet only to end up flipping it onto the floor and it gets stolen by the dog who was patiently waiting. You are probably chuckling right now either out of common experiences or the mental picture of this three pound chihuahua sitting below my stove waiting patiently as can be. Either way it's a common scene that drives me bonkers!
When these stainless steel and silicone flipper tongs arrived I was excited to test them out, I always had those cheap metal ones that are a pain in the neck, I hate using them, these new tongs/flippers have a really nice green silicone handle that makes gripping them a breeze and very comfortable. I also like how the top locks quickly with the easy pull of the top donut looking thing or unlock by pushing it down. (This can be seen in the video below)
The company that makes these tongs/flippers, Quicklids have three other kitchen utensils as well, in fact we will be doing a review on their salad tongs at a later time. The silicone flipper/tongs make picking things up a breeze the way the tongs/flippers grip the food it really is like having some extra fingers. You have much more control over your actions unlike the traditional tongs or flippers.
Because these are made from stainless steel and food grade silicone you can use them anywhere, I used ours last week over the camp fire and they were fine. They don't heat up like typical metal or steel ones and the silicone like I said actually helps grip the food.
You can get your own pair of flipper/tongs from Quicklids on Amazon.